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No school for 3.7 million refugee children

Lebanese teacher Nathalie Jaber helps a Syrian student at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan (AN/U.K. DFID)

(AN) — More than half of the world’s 7.1 million school-age refugee children fail to receive a basic education due to host nations’ lack of money, classrooms, teachers and other resources, the U.N. refugee agency reported on Friday.

Europeans probe Facebook cryptocurrency

A photo illustration of Facebook’s planned Libra cryptocurrency (AN/Christoph Scholz)

(AN) — The European Commission has opened an antitrust investigation into “potential anti-competitive behavior” related to Facebook’s Libra Association created to oversee its cryptocurrency project, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday.

UNSC takes up Kashmir after half-century

Indian Army troops in Pahalgam, among the Indian-administered portions of Jammu and Kashmi (AN/Bombman)

(AN) — The United Nations Security Council met to formally discuss Jammu and Kashmir on Friday for the first time in almost a half-century, signaling the intense stakes as protests and clashes with police intensified.

Winnie Byanyima named to lead UNAIDS

Winnie Byanyima, the new executive director of UNAIDS (AN/OXFAM International)

(AN) — Winnie Byanyima, a humanitarian activist who heads Oxfam International, was appointed on Wednesday to serve as executive director of the Joint U.N. Program on HIV/AIDS, or UNAIDS.

Geneva Conventions at 70 are a call to duty

Statues of refugees outside the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum in Geneva (AN/John Heilprin)

(AN) — International observers marked the 70th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions on Monday examining their relevance and limits — and ways to boost enforcement of their bedrock international humanitarian laws.

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